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#1 George K

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:46 PM

Just got this email:
 

We want to let you know about a change to our program that impacts our members. After July 31, 2018, Starwood Hotels and Resorts® will end its partnership with the Amtrak Guest Rewards program. After that date, you will no longer be able to earn Amtrak Guest Rewards points on Starwood stays, redeem your points for Starwood certificates, or transfer Starpoints® into Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

Edited by George K, 25 June 2018 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 10:31 PM

On 1st August Starwood Rewards program is merging into Marriott Rewards Program.

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 07:59 PM

On 1st August Starwood Rewards program is merging into Marriott Rewards Program.

I've been able to transfer points between the two (well, actually Marriott to Starwood, and then to Amtrak) recently. I guess those halcyon days are gone.


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

I believe Hilton Honors did that earlier this year. No AGR earning from hotel stays although, I believe you can still transfer Honors points to AGR.


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 08:48 PM

I believe Hilton Honors did that earlier this year. No AGR earning from hotel stays although, I believe you can still transfer Honors points to AGR.

Have you actually done so recently?

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:19 PM

 

I believe Hilton Honors did that earlier this year. No AGR earning from hotel stays although, I believe you can still transfer Honors points to AGR.

Have you actually done so recently?

 

No, haven't tried a transfer. I was notified about the end of AGR earnings by Hilton though earlier this year.


John...

29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

Photos: http://www.flickr.co...rensicpic/sets/


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:52 PM

 

I believe Hilton Honors did that earlier this year. No AGR earning from hotel stays although, I believe you can still transfer Honors points to AGR.

Have you actually done so recently?

 

Yes, I just transferred, this evening, some of my Hilton Honors points to AGR so, that still is possible. Its not a one-to-one exchange!


Edited by FrensicPic, 27 June 2018 - 09:53 PM.

John...

29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

Photos: http://www.flickr.co...rensicpic/sets/


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:53 PM

What ratio?

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 11:19 PM

What ratio?

6.67 HH to 1 AGR. (blocks of 10,000 Hilton to 1500 AGR) I believe you can also go the other way but, as I wasn't interested in that I didn't take note of the particulars.

I'm more likely to need/use the AGR points than the Hilton Honors points.


Edited by FrensicPic, 27 June 2018 - 11:20 PM.

John...

29,076 miles on the Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Texas Eagle, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.

5540 miles booked for this fall on the Sunset Limited, City of New Orleans, Illini/Saluki, Southwest Chief.

More miles on the Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink, White Pass and Yukon Route, Grand Canyon Railway, Napa Valley Wine Train, Fillmore and Western and private railcars with LARail.com

Photos: http://www.flickr.co...rensicpic/sets/


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

I was just curious. I would not transfer anything since I always use up all my Hilton points at Hilton and AGR at Amtrak as is.


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